WinMySQLadmin stores MySQL password in plain text

winmysqladmin-password-plaintext (7206) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


WinMySQLadmin stores the MySQL password in plain text in the c:\winnt\my.ini file. This could allow an attacker to view the file to obtain user passwords and possibly gain access to the MySQL database.


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No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


Platforms Affected:

  • MySQL WinMySQLadmin 1.1


Oct 02, 2001

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